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2013 resolutions that I have absolutely no intention of keeping..

I'm really not one to make resolutions simply because, well, I usually end them by January 10th. I'm pretty bad at keeping resolutions for two reasons - 1. They are unrealistic. Because, I mean really, who could control their road rage in Dallas? No one. And 2. I make them throughout the year. I'll cook a healthy and delicious dinner and say to myself "I'm going to do this from now on! No more Taco Bell or Domino's nights for us!" You know what the problem with eating healthy is? It's not the vegetables or watching fat/carb/calorie intake! It's the price tag at the grocery store! You know when you go grocery shopping and stock up on tons vegetables, meats, healthy grains and snacks and then the cashier rings it all up and you almost pass out? Yep. That'll throw a giant wrench in your healthy lifestyle!

I got to thinking about the different resolutions I would (un)realistically make this year and thought it would be entertaining, at least to myself to see exactly what I won't be doing.

1. Work out more. Here's the thing - I really don't mind working out because I have done it (had it forced down my throat) for so long. But the second I begin to make myself, I start to find excuses not to do it. I really love to be outside so I may just need to make this a mid-year resolution instead because there is no way you will find me outside doing anything this winter!

2. To eat better. This one is actually easier for me. I recently decided I like green vegetables. In fact, when I want a salty snack, I like to steam green beans with a little salt and I generally get my fix. The problem here is that I like wine and beer. I know, I know it's empty calories, but I love going to happy hour with the girls and, frankly, nothing makes a bad day better than an ice cold beer.

3. To swear less. This is kind of funny, because I really don't swear that much (Coach and some close friends would argue this heavily). I mean I'm not the type that throws f-bombs in every sentence, but when you find me in rush hour traffic, I tend to lose my patience. And my class.

4. To be less social. I don't mean not hang out with friends or go out. This is more social media related. I've tried this one several times. I enjoy Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and recently, my blog. It's super easy - therein lies the problem. It's too easy. I don't have to pick up my phone or drive anywhere to stay in touch with family or friends. All I have to do is pick up my phone, tap the Facebook app and BAM. Everyone is at my fingertips all at once. Lovely. Then there's Instagram. I can't control myself from posting my fabulously delicious homemade chicken fried steak, mashed taters and green beans on my page! Who can?!?! No one I know..



There are three things I am determined to do this year that I've already made strides at and I will try my darnedest to keep them all. I figure if I don't call them resolutions, I will have more luck actually doing them..

The first is to finish 30 books by 12/31/2013. I really love reading and I should make more time for it. I have a ton of books that I need to read or reread. This really should be cake.

Secondly, I want to go back to school this year. Take a couple classes during the summer and fall. All I've been able to think about is getting my Master's and I think this is a now or never situation. I have no reason not to, so now I just need to find the right program and get started.

Lastly,  I want to volunteer. I figure, with Coach working as much as he does and finding myself bored frequently, this is a great way to spend my time! I've signed up on VolunteerMcKinney and found a couple places that I think I would enjoy volunteering with! They do this little questionnaire to find out your interests and then compile a list of places they work with that post their needs frequently. Anyone interested in McKinney should defintiely check it out!


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  1. I love your "30 books in 2013" resolution! I'd love to set a goal like that... I've been reading like crazy lately, thanks to the Kindle app on my iPad. Never thought I would be a virtual reader! What's on your list this year? You should write a post about it!

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    1. Ohh great idea!!I'll get on that! I have about half my books planned, so it looks like Kyle is going to have to take me to Half Price books to get the rest ;)

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  2. Would love to hear what your reading too! I just posted our resolutions today (a little late)... going to check out volunteer McKinney, sounds fun!

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